Definition of Snowdrop

1. Noun. Common anemone of eastern North America with solitary pink-tinged white flowers.

Exact synonyms: Anemone Quinquefolia, Wood Anemone
Generic synonyms: Anemone, Windflower

Definition of Snowdrop

1. n. A bulbous plant (Galanthus nivalis) bearing white flowers, which often appear while the snow is on the ground. It is cultivated in gardens for its beauty.

Definition of Snowdrop

1. Noun. Any of the 20 species of the genus ''Galanthus'' of the ''Liliaceae'', bulbous flowering plants, bearing a solitary, pendulous, white, bell-shaped flower that appears at the end of winter. ¹

2. Verb. (Australia slang) To steal clothing (especially women's underwear) from a clothesline. ¹

3. Verb. (context: United Nations) To drop food aid across a wide area from an aircraft. ¹

4. Verb. (context: sexual slang) to transfer semen from mouth to mouth while kissing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Snowdrop

1. a European herb [n -S]

Medical Definition of Snowdrop

1. A bulbous plant (Galanthus nivalis) bearing white flowers, which often appear while the snow is on the ground. It is cultivated in gardens for its beauty. Snowdrop tree. See Silver-bell tree, under Silver. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snowdrop

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snowcats
snowclone
snowclones
snowcock
snowcocks
snowcone
snowcones
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snowcross
snowdog
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snowdrop anemone
snowdrop tree
snowdrop windflower
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snowed under
snower
snowers
snoweth
snowface
snowfaces
snowfall

Literary usage of Snowdrop

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1. All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal by Charles Dickens (1886)
"The snowdrop cornea when Chii.stmas joys Are past and gone, like broken toys Put ... Then take the snowdrop for thy flower, God gift it with a magic power, ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1876)
"The common snowdrop is 0. nivalis, which, though very common in England, ... The best known species is the four- winged snowdrop tree (H. tetraptera), ..."

3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"snowdrop, an early spring flower, the name being derived, according to Prior, ... The common snowdrop is G. nivalis, which, though very common in England, ..."

4. Index to Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends by Mary Huse Eastman (1915)
"snowdrop. I. Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour. snowdrop. II. ... (Legend of the snowdrop.) Snowflake. I. Cask. Folk tales from many lands. ..."

5. Modern Scottish Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices by David Herschell Edwards (1893)
"What purer or more lovely thing is found Than fragile snowdrop peeping through the ground ? It tells us of decay hut not of death, ..."

6. Bulbs: A Treatise on Hardy and Tender Bulbs and Tubers by Edward Sprague Rand (1866)
"THE snowdrop. ONG before the balmy breezes of spring remind us that it cannot be always winter, the snowdrop wakens from its sleep, and gladdens our eyes by ..."

7. The Flowers Personified: Being a Translation of Grandville's "Les Fleurs by J. J. Grandville, Alphonse Karr, Taxile Delord, Nehemiah Cleaveland, Raban, Alphonse de Candolle, J. N. Gimbrede (1849)
"Who calls me 1 THE snowdrop. f It is thy friend the snowdrop, who is cold, and wishes to warm ... THE snowdrop. But for me, thou hadst been sleeping still. ..."

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